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Scientists create a genetic clone of a serial killer in order to help catch the killer, teaming up with two cops.

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Replicant / Edward Garrotte
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Det. Jake Riley
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Angie
Brandon James Olson ...
Danny
Pam Hyatt ...
Mrs. Riley
Ian Robison ...
Stan Reisman
Allan Gray ...
Roarke
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Snotty Concierge
Jayme Knox ...
Wendy Wyckham
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Captain
Chris Kelly ...
Chris
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Paul
Margaret Ryan ...
Gwendolyn
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Hooker
Lillian Carlson ...
Nurse
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Jake Riley is working on the "Torch" case, a psycho serial killer, who kills women with kids and sets them on fire after they are dead. The killer calls Riley sometimes and now, that Riley retires, the killer has no person to play against anymore. The NSA comes into play here and offers a job to Riley. A replicant, or better a clone of the killer should help him find the real one, as kind of test if it works out. Now Riley is back on track, with a clone of the killer at his hand on the way to discover that nobody is born as murderer. Written by Christian Riesen

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The future's most ruthless killer... to destroy him, they had to create him. See more »


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Rated R for strong violence, language and some sexuality | See all certifications »

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11 May 2001 (Brazil)  »

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$17,000,000 (estimated)
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At one point, James Woods and Jennifer Lopez were supposed to star in this. See more »

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(at around 57 mins) It shows a $20 bill being lit, but when it pans to watch the bill fall (3:00) it is a $1 bill. See more »

Quotes

Replicant: Calm the fuck down!
The Torch: No more phone calls.
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References Blade Runner (1982) See more »

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Country City Slicker
Performed by Smak Dabb
Music and Lyrics by Dwight Badour, Doug Bolduc, Barry Endicott, Al Martin, Dan Weese
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Encountering Self
14 June 2005 | by (Virginia Beach) – See all my reviews

I think there is a Zen of encountering movies, not unlike encountering people. You need to get beyond the fact that they are incompetent at carrying who they are and dig into the essence of the person.

Art is all in the carrying, I think so you might find yourself admiring something that is incompetent, unartful, even repellently stupid if it has an engaging heart.

This disaster of a movie has an interesting kernel I think. It is only a disaster because the director and support crew thought that its center was in the thud of flesh between two brutes, a simple serial killer and a simpler cop. But you the viewer have the power to relocate that center to the encounter with self.

(For those who don't know the story, evil killer exists. Shadowy federal agency makes a clone and lends it to the discalced cop who is on the case. The cone has "memories" that are used to track the killer. The clone "grows")

Set aside the bizarre notion of the US government fighting terrorists by making more of them from scratch. (Insert your own political commentary here.) And set aside the notion that memories convey by genetics. The cool idea here, something like in "Faceoff" or "Purple Rose" or "Last Action Hero," or even "Thirteenth Floor." is that a personal stumbling through life has his stumbles fabricated from blows from the world, but has the ability to see them from the outside.

Encountering self is an old idea... in film and literature, and much deeper and more clever notions have been spun than this. But this ain't bad, at least in theory. And for my taste Van Damme is no worse than Li or Arnie and unless you get a real actor everyone else is roughly as good.

If they could just have more Schrader and less Harlin.

Ted's Evaluation -- 2 of 3: Has some interesting elements.


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